What’s Happening Today – February 18, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
When it comes to taking care of our hearts, we all know the basics, eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, stay active, and don’t smoke. Are you actually doing all that stuff? We hear from Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Hearne with PRMC to find out why small lifestyle steps can make a big difference.
UMES Mosely Gallery is playing host to “Community,” an exhibition that celebrates the importance of and diversity of our sense of community. Gallery Director, Susan Holt joins us to talk about the works of important current and historical African American artists. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 12. Thursday Feb. 20 at 11 am there will be a brown bag lunch and gallery talk with Paul ‘Sketch’ Boyd, who created the Church Street mural in Salisbury last summer.
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center Sunday, March 8th. DelmarvaLife’s Katie Zarrilli caught up with Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin and, as you can probably imagine, it was a match-up you have to see to believe.
We are in the DelmarvaLife Kitchen with Chef Andrew Boyle of Bethany Blues making “Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries.”
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries
20 strips of precooked packaged bacon (see note)
1 large avocado sliced into thin fry-size pieces (I sliced each
avocado half into 5 slices, and then cut them down the middle to
make them shorter, making 10 fries per half avocado)
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Take one strip of precooked bacon and try to
gently stretch a little longer without it breaking (especially near the
lighter pink and white parts). Carefully wrap around avocado fry,
starting at one end and working to the other end, and securely tuck
in the end piece. Repeat with remaining and place onto baking
sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until bacon becomes crisp.
It’s important to use precooked bacon instead of raw. Using
precooked bacon cuts the cook time down and helps crisp the
bacon. If the avocado cooks too long in the oven it will become
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FROM OUR HOT TOPICS:
PENINSULA REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITALS HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CARE BY HEALTHGRADES
Steve Leonard, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) announced today that Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital were honored with clinical achievement awards in 2020 by Healthgrades.
Leading the honors was PRMC being presented the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The honor marks the third year in a row that Healthgrades has recognized the Salisbury, Md. hospital as being among the best in the nation.
In 2020, Nanticoke Memorial, located in Seaford, Delaware, was presented the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award, placing the hospital in the Top 10% in the nation for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Nanticoke was 5-Star rated in Pacemaker Procedures.
“The Peninsula Regional Health System’s greatest asset is our team of employees, medical staff, and volunteers. Our Healthgrades clinical successes are a direct result of their dedication and devotion to every patient and family member,” said Leonard. “Quality and safety remain at the heart of everything we do as an organization. To be placed among the nation’s best hospitals, once again, by Healthgrades reinforces that we have assembled the finest healthcare team in the region that is committed to outstanding clinical outcomes and quality patient care.”
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to achieve the America’s 250 Best recognition this year, and one of just ten in Maryland. PRMC is among eight hospitals in its home state to achieve the award for the past three consecutive years.
The distinction places PRMC in the Top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
Healthgrades also recognized PRMC with nearly 40 clinical achievements. In additional to being named a Top 5% hospital for its clinical performance, Peninsula Regional also received the following significant recognitions:
One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery (6 years in a row/2015-2020)
One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery (3 years in a row/2018-2020)
One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care
One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery
Top 5% in the Nation for Pulmonary Care
Top 5% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Care
Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery
Top 10% in the Nation in Vascular Surgery
Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery
Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care
Top 10% in the Nation for Orthopedics
Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences
“Hospital quality varies significantly from hospital to hospital, so it’s important for consumers to do their research and select a hospital that provides the best level of care for their specific needs,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We congratulate PRMC and all of the recipients of Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award for their commitment to improving clinical outcomes for patients.”
Peninsula Regional has also been recognized again by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a 5-Star Rating – the agency’s best – for the care it provides and the outcomes experienced by patients. That is also exclusive to PRMC on the Delmarva Peninsula, and has been awarded for the last three consecutive years (2018-2020). Nanticoke earned a 4-Star designation from CMS. A majority of the hospitals in the survey received 3 Stars.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
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